Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter has been unanimously approved by the Twitter board, a regulatory filing Tuesday shows. Shareholders still must vote on the proposed $44 billion deal.
In a virtual call with Twitter employees Friday, Musk reiterated his desire to acquire the social media platform, despite Twitter stock having considerably fallen below his offering price of $54.20 per share.
In a Bloomberg interview published early Tuesday morning, Musk said there were a few "unresolved matters" left on the table before he could seal his Twitter deal. "There is the question of, will the debt portion of the round come together, and then, will the shareholders vote in favor," Musk said in an interview Tuesday with Bloomberg at the Qatar Economic Forum.
During his negotation, Musk took issue with the real number of Twitter users, excluding "bots," or spam.
The Securities and Exchange Commission filing showed the Twitter board said it "unanimously recommends that you vote (for) the adoption of the merger agreement."
If the deal were to close now, Twitter investors would net $15.22 for each share owned.
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